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Councillor calls time on 31-year parish position in Weston

A Weston parish councillor who has stood down after 31 years has moved to reassure villagers about his continual involvement in the community.

Lincoln Crown Court

Whaplode woman’s dog escaped and injured female victim

A Whaplode woman has admitted having a dog which was out of control when it injured another woman.

Hopes of a weight limit for traffic using Holbeach town centre have risen after county highways officers indicated they were investigating the idea.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG240114-141TW.

Hopes of a weight limit for traffic flows into Holbeach

Hopes of a weight limit for traffic using Holbeach town centre have risen after county highways officers indicated they were investigating the idea.

SPEED ZONE: Amelia Pack (front right) with brother Reuben (front second right), parents Stuart and Kim (back right and second right) and other campaigners whose calls for measures to slow down traffic in Spalding Road, Holbeach, have been acted on by county highways officers.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG160416-186TW.

Breakthrough in campaign to cut speed limit along road in Holbeach

A Holbeach girl’s plea for speeding cars to be slowed down near her home looks set to be answered after a two-year wait.

HELPING HAND: Student nurse Georgia Mae Bailey helps Trevor Stilgrove to finish the Cambridge Half-Marathon on his 66th birthday.  Photo supplied.

Spalding nurse and runner: ‘I just had to stop and help him’

A student nurse from Spalding has taken on “Good Samaritan” status after helping an injured runner to finish a city half-marathon race.

Spalding Amateur Swimming Club members outside Castle Sports  Complex, from left: chairman John Pailing, Pete Green, Jed Devey, Eileen Robson, Sam Weatherill, Clair Thacker, president Stephanie Jones, Frances Pagett, Bob Steel and Sue Briers. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG200318-117TW

Long wait for young swimmers after closure of Castle Sports’ learner pool

Youngsters have been waiting five weeks to start their first swimming lessons - after the learner pool at Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex was forced to close.

Guests get ready to have a fun night at the Two Lips Charity Ball. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG170318-182TW

Spalding Rotary celebrates after successful Two Lips Charity Ball

The Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland is celebrating its sixth successful Two Lips Charity Ball with more than £5,000 raised for charities.

Last year's Jobs Fair.

Popular jobs fair in different venue

Are you looking for a job, or a new career in South Holland? If so, visit a free event in Spalding.

An urgent appeal has been issued for batteries and electrical items not to be disposed of along with rubbish or recycling as they can ignite and cause fires.  Photo by Mark Dimmock.

New warning about battery waste after second fire at Wyberton recycling site

A fresh warning not to put batteries or electrical goods in recycling bins has been issued after another fire at Wyberton Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Lincolnshire County Council is proposing to extend the existing 30mph zone outside William Stukeley Primary School by a further 180 metres along Spalding Road.  Photo: SG151015-111TW.

Holbeach mum’s mixed feelings on 30mph extension

A Holbeach mother who campaigned for a 30mph speed limit along the entire length of a road into the town has accepted plans for a partial restriction.

Spalding firefighters hold a charity car wash on Saturday.

Spalding firefighters in fundraisers for colleague battling brain tumour

Two fundraisers are being held for a firefighter battling a brain tumour whose last hope is pioneering immunotherapy treatment in Germany.

NEW BOOKSHOP: The Rev Kate Plant, Charles Baker, Carolyn and Brian Boardman.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG120318-107TW.

Plan for new bookshop to get Holbeach reading

Plans for a new bookshop and community information point in Holbeach are taking shape, hopefully, in time for the town’s annual flower festival in May.

Fire service news

Chimney fire in Fleet Hargate

Firefighters from Holbeach attended a chimney fire in Fleet Hargate last night (Wednesday).

More peace for Coun Roger Gambba-Jones as calls are intercepted. SG090318-115TW

Fleet gran: ‘Bad number caller wanted my credit card expiry date’

A Fleet grandma was bombarded with 11 calls in less than six hours by a number linked to a scam where fraudsters claim to be from the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

The poster advertising Jamie Wadlow's charity football match for Save the Children UK between Cowbit Athletic and The Stars at Peterborough United's ABAX Stadium on Saturday, May 19 at 6pm.  Photo supplied.

Cowbit Athletic boss organises all-star charity match for Save the Children

The manager of a Cowbit-based football team is putting his side out against a celebrity line-up to raise money for the charity Save the Children.

Justin Whiting's photo of  infamous outlaw Jesse James.

Justin’s £7 photo of outlaw Jesse James could be worth millions!

A collector hit the jackpot when a photograph he picked up on eBay for just SEVEN POUNDS turned out to be genuine and potentially worth a whopping TWO MILLION.

Donington Parish Council news. (SG300117-208TW)

Donington Parish Council by-election is a ‘waste of public money’

Donington parish councillors are upset that a by-election will cost around £3,000 while the person elected will serve about a year.

Builders Mark Wilson, Karl Halgarth and Simon Twelves, of Dorset Homes Lincs, have been creating the foundations for the memorial. (SG150318-126TW)

Spalding WWII Memorial ... final call for names to be included

The committee steering Spalding’s WWII memorial have set a deadline of May 8 for new names to be put forward and corrections made to listings (printed below).

Helen Webster

Diamond delight for local Weight Watchers coach

Weight Watchers coach Helen Webster has been recognised for her outstanding service to slimmers.

Council chief executive Anna Graves and portfolio holder Malcom Chandler outside the new Jobcentre office at the council building in Priory Road. SG160118-103TW

Factory with 150 vacancies for South Holland people

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says an employment agency is recruiting for a local factory that has 150 vacancies, and a variety of shift patterns.

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